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Journal > Volumes > 49 (2018) / 1 (Spring)
The Cranach Workshop and the Prophets of Baal: The Jewish Foil of Early Lutheran Community Building
Jennifer Nelson
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The single panel Elijah and the Prophets of Baal, finished in 1545 by the Cranach workshop led by Lucas Cranach the Younger, resonates unpleasantly with the anti-Semitism of the early Lutheran community. This article connects the panel’s allegory of community building, its installation in the first Lutherandesignated chapel in Torgau, and Martin Luther’s anti-Semitic sermon consecrating the chapel.

Pages: 75 - 94